Earn a degree in this high-demand field with excellent employment and salary opportunities. The safety profession focuses on keeping people safe while also preventing harm to property and the environment. You will gain hands-on experience with current laboratory and field technology, paid internships, participation in premier conferences, and applied projects.
All Occupational Safety Management majors are awarded the Graduate Safety Practitioner (GSP) designation upon application at graduation. GSP is an alternate path toward the professional certification of Certified Safety Professional (CSP). Only students who graduate from a Qualified Academic Program meeting the standards of the Board of Certified Safety Professionals are eligible for the GSP designation, making it highly respected.Learn more about the GSP
UCM and the Safety Sciences programs have excellent placement rates. Our students are extremely competitive in the job market and have earned excellent starting salaries.Check out UCM’s first destination success and salary statistics
Students are admitted into one of three Areas based upon their education and work experience at the time of application. Students must specify which Area they are seeking admission into. Once admitted into an Area, students may not change Areas without applying for a change of degree program through the Graduate School and being approved by Safety Sciences.
All Applicants must meet the following admissions requirement:
Possession of a bachelor’s degree from a Regionally Accredited University with a GPA of 2.5 or higher
Additional requirements by Area are as follows (only need to meet the requirements of the Area applying for and admitted into):
Complete your application and be sure to provide the School of Graduate & Extended Studies with official transcripts.
Those transcripts can be sent to:
University of Central Missouri
School of Graduate & Extended Studies
Ward Edwards Room 1800
Warrensburg, MO 64093
If you have any questions about applying, contact the School of Graduate & Extended Studies at 877-729- 8266, ext. 3.
At the time of graduation, the student with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety Management will be able to:
1. anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and develop control strategies for hazardous conditions
and work practices;
2. demonstrate the application of business and risk management concepts;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects of safety, industrial hygiene, environmental science, fire science, hazardous materials, emergency management, ergonomics, and/or human factors;
4. design and evaluate safety, health, and/or environmental programs;
5. apply adult learning theory to safety training methodology;
6. identify and apply appropriate standards, regulations, and codes;
7. conduct accident investigations and analyses;
8. apply principles of safety and health in a non-academic setting through an internship, cooperative, or supervised experience.
The graduate with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Safety Management will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the programs to: